Synopses & Reviews
With a focus on coral reefs, Underwater Eden illuminates the fantastic colors, array of textures, and countless bizarre shapes and forms of undersea life.
Beneath the surface of the worlds most exotic seas and oceansfrom the Red Sea and the coast of Costa Rica to the Great Barrier Reef and Palau Islandslie spectacularly diverse ecosystems that only a privileged few have had the opportunity to view up close and in person. Jeffrey Rotman has spent more than thirty years diving in these waters to capture their breathtaking beauty and the stunning richness and variety of the creatures that inhabit them. .
The books extended captions are written by Rotman and contain scientific facts and trivia interspersed with personal anecdotes and insights gained from decades of observation. Underwater Eden grants readers 365 days of unprecedented access into a strange and captivating world.
Readers are granted unprecedented access into the strange and captivating world of coral reefs as the fantastic colors, array of textures, and countless bizarre shapes and forms of undersea life are beautifully illustrated.
UNDERWATER EDEN: 365 DAYS features spectacular undersea photography taken by Jeff Rotman, who has spent over thirty years photographing life in our planet's seas and oceans. The focus is on the exquisite beauty of the world's coral reefs and inhabitants. Rotman's photographs of their vivid colours, textures and bizarre and magnificent shapes will awe readers. A variety of other types of ocean landscapes and ecosystems will also be featured, along with the startling diversity of wildlife found there, from sharks and dolphins to starfish and eels to anemones and coral cities. The exotic places in which Rotman captured these images span the globe, for example Galapagos Islands, Red Sea, Costa Rica, Papua New Guinea, Great Barrier Reef, Vancouver Island, South Africa and Hawaii.
Birds of the World: 365 Days gives this perennially popular subject the 365 treatment: ornithologist and conservationist Philippe J. Dubois presents a "day in the life" of a year's worth of species from five continents. The stunning images of birds in action, taken by some of the best avian photographers in the world, illustrate the text beautifully.and#160;
The birds represented here are a truly global group, including passerines, waterfowl, raptors, and everything in between. In addition to scientific information, Dubois gives insight into the bird's cultural significance, whether it is regarded by its human neighbors as a pest or a blessing.
About the Author
An engineer, environmentalist, and ornithologist, Philippe J. Dubois is responsible for the French League for the Protection of Birds (LPO), and he also studies the consequences of climate change on birds. He lives in France.